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  • Story of '80s corporate takeover feels fresh in 'Money'

    Story of '80s corporate takeover feels fresh in 'Money'
    It's difficult to watch director Dennis Zacek's staging of "Other People's Money" for Shattered Globe Theatre without thinking about the director's own well-publicized disputes with the board of Victory Gardens Theater, where he served as artistic...
  • Julie Harris, a Chicago appreciation

     Julie Harris, a Chicago appreciation
    Chicago theater often is perceived as a kind of giant theater graduate school — a place for young artists to find opportunity, refine their craft and attract attention from elsewhere. There is truth to that image. But sometimes, an older actor...
  • Autumn theater sneak peek: 50 shows for the next few months

    Autumn theater sneak peek: 50 shows for the next few months
    As the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop, the theater scene offers its own bountiful fall harvest. From heirlooms to hybrids, homegrown treats to intriguing imports, the list below highlights just a few of the toothsome possibilities on the...
  • Update: Epic Sound's Jada-Amina Harvey makes it to semifinals, Kuumba Lynx wins finals

    Update: Epic Sound's Jada-Amina Harvey makes it to semifinals, Kuumba Lynx wins finals
    The words and rhymes of 12 high school poets competing in the individual finals of the Louder Than a Bomb slam poetry festival echoed off the marble walls of the Chicago Cultural Center Wednesday night. Jada-Amina Harvey, a member of Kenwood Academy's...
  • Winter agenda: Events for the season

    Winter agenda: Events for the season
    STAGE The Christmas Schooner Have yourself a City of Big Shoulders Christmas at the Mercury Theater, the current home of the beloved Chicago musical, “The Christmas Schooner.” Created by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, “Schooner”...
  • Victory Gardens announces smaller season, Sandra Oh

    Victory Gardens announces smaller season, Sandra Oh
    Citing the need for financial responsibility and a desire to conserve resources for the 40th anniversary season, Victory Gardens Theater artistic director Chay Yew announced Monday that the venerable non-profit will have a 2013-14 subscription season of...
  • Play about India call center never makes a connection

    Play about India call center never makes a connection
    "Disconnect," the aptly named new play by Anupama Chandrasekhar at the Victory Gardens Theater, is set in a collection agency in Chennai, India, where smart, ambitious and energetic young Indian workers assume pseudonyms like Jennifer and Michelle and try...
  • Andre De Shields headed to Victory Gardens

    Andre De Shields headed to Victory Gardens
    The Broadway actor Andre De Shields is headed to do some extensive work at Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater. The Fox Foundation announced Wednesday that  De Shields has been awarded $25,000 to support his work in Chicago on his experimental methodology,...
  • Overloaded production sinks this love story

    Overloaded production sinks this  love story
    Philip Dawkins, a hugely talented Chicago writer, has, in his newest work, "Failure: A Love Story," penned a Chicago tale full of emotional riches. Alas, this potentially moving drama about three ill-fated sisters in the 1920s has been saddled with a...
  • Jan Kallish leaving Victory Gardens

    Jan Kallish leaving Victory Gardens
    A Chicago theater that has seen a lot of staff turnover is going through more: Jan Kallish, the executive director of the Victory Gardens Theater, said Thursday that she is leaving the theater company, which operates at the Biograph Theatre in Lincoln...
  • Grieving family will pull you in

    Grieving family will pull you in
    Playwright Samuel Hunter's "A Permanent Image" is by no means the first play to tell the story of adult siblings returning from out of town for a parent's funeral. The emotional tension of that ubiquitous human moment — which often involves booze,...